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Title: Leaving Science for LIS: Interviews and a Survey of Librarians with Scientific and Technical Degrees
Authors: Hallmark, Julie
Lembo, Mary Frances
Keywords: Technical libraries-- United States
Scientific libraries-- United States
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Science and Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/aboutacrl/acrlsections/sciencetech/sts.htm
Citation: Information-Seeking Behavior of Meteorologists and Other Atmospheric Scientists: Access and Retrieval of Cited References Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Summer 2003.
Series/Report no.: Published Papers;A-2003-003
Abstract: This research addresses why scientists and engineers choose to become librarians and information scientists and how the library profession can identify and encourage these newcomers. Presented as a panel discussion at the 2001 Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association, the questions addressed in this research reflect the concerns of LIS professionals as they recruit librarians who have scientific or technical backgrounds. Results from interviews and a survey posted on selected mailing lists reveal details of career shifts from science and engineering to LIS. An influential factor in such moves was personal recruitment by LIS professionals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/671
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